Episode 17 | The Lonely American: Rootedness and Reconciliation in a Riven Land with Ben Sasse and Russell Moore

In this podcast, edited from an Evening Conversation in 2018 titled “The Lonely American: Rootedness and Reconciliation in a Riven Land” with Senator Ben Sasse and Russell Moore in Washington, DC, we discuss the growing problem of loneliness in the country — the ways in which our alienation from each other is destroying individual lives and the fabric of society — and what can be done about it.

Learn more about Senator Ben Sasse and Dr. Russell Moore.

Watch the full Evening Conversation from November 2018.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, by Ben Sasse
Them: Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal, by Ben Sasse
James K.A. Smith
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Robert Putnam
Charles Murray
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, by Jason Lanier
Marilynne Robinson
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis, by Alan Jacobs
Elie Wiesel

Related Conversations:
Strong and Weak, with Andy Crouch

Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music.

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